I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day that resonated with me: "Strong is the new skinny." While I was in the modeling industry, spending a lot of time with rail-thin girls, I started to admire women with truly strong bodies. They looked like they could do anything! Strength comes in all shapes in sizes, but it gives you a confidence, grace and awareness in your body that "skinny" will never give you. Plus, a little strength training can help prevent all sorts of ailments including osteoperosis, arthritis, and diabetes. Here are a few of my tips for flexing those muscles.
Good Things Come in Threes
If you lift weights or do resistance training more than three times a week, you're not giving your muscles enough time to recover. Twice, or once a week is better than nothing, but three will give you the results and boost in body power you're looking for.
I love resistance bands for strength training. It's an easy way to use your own body to provide just the right amount of strain to muscles. You can amp it up or tone it down depending on your strength level. And you can keep your bands at home and do a few bicep curls even when you only have 5 minutes.
Slow it Down
It might seem counterintuitive, but lifting weights slowly is actually harder than racing through your exercises. Slow it down to really feel the burn!
With love and strength,